Pontiac council report New public peace by-law; contract given for boat ramp study

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Mo Laidlaw

The regular council meeting was held January 10 at the Luskville Community Centre.
Public input
James Eggleton asked that council meetings be recorded to provide the best record of proceedings. Stéphane Alary complained about the length of time it takes to get a permit to clean ditches.
Planning

Mo Laidlaw

The regular council meeting was held January 10 at the Luskville Community Centre.
Public input
James Eggleton asked that council meetings be recorded to provide the best record of proceedings. Stéphane Alary complained about the length of time it takes to get a permit to clean ditches.
Planning
Louis Montgrain, the new director of the planning department, and Crystal Deschambault, were named as officers of the planning committee (CCU).
New bylaw
The updated regional (MRC) bylaw concerning maintaining public peace and good order was passed. This now includes rules regarding ice-fishing huts as well as sections on noise, protection of public property (no fighting or drinking), access to parks, and firearms.
Firefighter training
A request for a grant for training volunteer or part-time firefighters will be made to the MRC des Collines.
Boat ramp
Only one conforming proposal for a study to look into the best location, costs, and requirements (such as parking) for installing a boat ramp at the Luskville beach area (to replace the one at the end of Tremblay Road, closed to vehicles
by the Ministry of he Environment) was received within the time limit, from ARGUS Environnement Inc. for $22,751 plus tax. It was approved.
New management in public works department
Philippe Beaudoin’s contract was extended for two weeks to allow transfer of responsibilities to the new head of the division. In addition, he will supply technical help for a further six weeks for $961.54 per week.
Parking at PCH
Council passed a resolution deploring the charging of fees for parking at
the Pontiac Community Hospital, and asked the CISSSO to reconsider their decision.
Expenses approved:
The following expenses were approved: $4,353 to Quyon Sports and Recreation for their costs for maintaining the park and recreational structures in Quyon last year; and the budget of the Office municipal d’habitation (OMH, social housing) for 2017 was accepted, with a 10% share payable by the municipality of $3,794.